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Travel & Resources: BANGKOK

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BANGKOK -- area code +66-2

General Information

Bangkok Pride 2023, courtesy of Siam Pride
Bangkok Pride 2023 (courtesy of Siam Pride)

    Krung Thep is what the Thai call their capital, a much-shortened nickname for what is the longest city name in the world (ask a Thai to recite the whole thing for you). In typical Thai fashion, Bangkok’s epic poetic title has been simplified for everyday use to its practical essence: City of Angels.

Bangkok temple roof (c) John Goss
Thai temple roof (photo: John Goss)

    Most tourists experience Bangkok in similarly boiled-down little sweet or sour bits: disarming charm, dazzling smiles, exotic temples, bustling markets, choking traffic, 5-alarm peppers, pestering touts. But poke under the polished tourist veneer and Bangkok rewards the explorer with magic moments amidst its free-for-all collision of old and new, rich and poor, the sacred and the profane.

Bangkok Pride 2023, photo by Amp Puttipong
Bangkok Pride 2023 (photo: Amp Puttipong)

    “Paradise” is a word that is often applied to describe the abundance of what Bangkok has to offer. It’s a genuine paradise for shoppers, from the bargains at Chatuchak, the world’s largest outdoor market, to the refined silks and jewels of this royal kingdom. It is also a paradise for foodies, from the singular specialties of its sidewalk hawkers, to the finest cuisine from around the world served up here at stupefying low prices. It is certainly a paradise of 5-star accommodation, service, and even world-class health care (get your nose, eyes or dental work done here and your holiday will pay for itself).

Bangkok Pride 2023, courtesy of Siam Pride
Bangkok Pride 2023 (courtesy of Siam Pride)

    Many have also described Bangkok as a paradise for gay life. It certainly may seem that way to visitors for its sheer abundance, high visibility, and “anything goes” reputation. In fact, GLBT life here is just as complex and contradictory as anywhere else in the world. And while Bangkok’s queer scene seems amazingly diverse, it’s just the tiny tip of an iceberg: most of the Thai gay world is invisible and inaccessible to tourists.

Bangkok Pride 2023, courtesy of Siam Pride
Bangkok Pride 2023 (courtesy of Siam Pride)

    The key to enjoying your time in Bangkok is to relax, take it easy, and keep your sense of humor. When you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by culture shock, go sit in a quiet temple courtyard. When you’re wound up by the entire sensory overload, pamper yourself with an afternoon in a spa or sauna. When your emotional dam threatens to burst, go light some incense at a phallic shrine. Take a deep breath. What’s that smell?

Bangkok flower garlands (c) John Goss
Bangkok flower garlands (photo: John Goss)

    Don't go with touts who want to take you anywhere or taxi drivers that don’t turn on their meters, and use your common sense. Do look both ways when crossing the streets. No one will assault you here; just don’t tempt anybody to enjoy their “good luck” by leaving your valuables unattended. Relax and remain receptive for one of those unforgettable magic moments that Bangkok inevitably supplies when you least expect it.

    The population of Bangkok is over 11 million people. That's half a million Utopians.

    Navigating the local gay scene is easy with our interactive Utopia Map of Gay & Lesbian Bangkok:

click for our interactive map of Bangkok

click here for Senso Man Club


  • Bangkok Counselling Service UTOPIA VERIFIED JAN 2024
      Sala Som Sathorn, 92 Soi Sathorn 9, Sathorn Tai Rd, Yannawa, Sathorn
      +66 2-286-1352, email

      Providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples in Bangkok. Working with gay men and specialising in the areas of sexual health, relationships, sexuality, identity, sexual problems, and working with those affected in any way by HIV.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 1ST SESSION FREE and 10% DISCOUNT on additional sessions.
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  • Unicorn Care UTOPIA VERIFIED JAN 2024


Travel Services

  • Bangkok Tours for Gays UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2024

  • Olay's Private Transport UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2022
      +66 93-329-6698, email

      Gay-owned premium private transport service to many of Thailand's exquisite destinations. Whether you seek an airport transfer or city/countryside transfer, Olay is ready to take you there in safety and comfort.
      Add your review, comment, or correction

  • Siam Pride UTOPIA VERIFIED APR 2024
      11 Soi Borommaratchachonnani 73, Chim Phli, Taling Chan, Bangkok
      +66 (0) 88-010-1010, email

      Gay-owned Siam Pride provides travel services and arranges customized trips especially for Thailand "trendy" tourist groups, including GLBT. We can arrange almost every service from a variety of tour packages, sightseeing, transportation, gay guide service and gay-friendly accommodations.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 5% DISCOUNT.
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  • Thai LGBT Connect UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2024
      +66 92-590-5165 WhatsApp: +66 92 590 5165, +66 89 191 5169, LINE: thailgbtconnect, email

      Gay-owned, quality travel services in Thailand, including tour packages, transportation, accommodations, professional tour guides, as well as custom-designed tours and activities tailored to your interests and preferences. They will ensure that you have inclusive and memorable travel experiences in magical Thailand.
      Utopia Member Benefit:
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Popular Spots


      Click here for Bangkok hotels and accommodations.

Bars and Clubs

Cabaret Shows


Fitness and Gyms

    • Exclusive Gym (E&G) UTOPIA VERIFIED JAN 2019


Massage and Spas

Meeting Places

Restaurants and Cafes

      CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT -- Silom, Suriwong, Sathorn, Lumphini, Chinatown

click for our interactive map of the Central Business Disctrict

    • Bumbu Restaurant Café (Asian fusion)
        241/4 Sathon Tai Rd, Sathon Yannawa
        02-675-8360, email

        Gay-owned restaurant serving Singaporean, Malaysian and Indonesian fusion cuisine with a twist of Thai and western flavors. Try their Bakut Teh, Rojak, Chilli Crab Spaghetti, Chicken and Chinese Claypot Rice, Sesame Chicken Rice, Tom Yum Sapaghetti, and Salted Fish Spaghetti. Famous Indonesian deserts like Kueh Da Da and red bean pancake. Housed in a heritage Thai house with contemporary decoration. Convenient parking.
        Utopia Member Benefit: 15% DISCOUNT on food and beverages.
        Add your review, comment, or correction

      Eat Me Restaurant (modern international and regional) UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2024
        20m off Convent Rd (in Soi Pipat 2), Utopia Map, business card
        Reservations: 02-238-0931, email

        Romantic, modern interior complimented by fine art exhibitions. Inventive, superb cuisine, plus friendly service from owner Darren and staff. Menu changes monthly, with daily specials and choice deserts and cocktails. Handsome waiters and patrons (lots of stars and trendsetters). Rich music selection and occasional live jazz performances.
        Add your review, comment, or correction

    • Feelsogood Cafe UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2024
        Tang Hua Pug Bld, 69/5 Sathorn Soi 10, Utopia Map
        02-531-0070, 086-531-0070, email

        Gay-owned cafe in the heart of Silom, located between Sathorn Soi 10 and Silom Soi 9. Walking distance to the W Hotel, Sathorn Square, Ascott Hotel and Chong Nonsi BTS. Quiet and friendly. Cold and hot drinks, cakes and daily sandwiches. They also deliver within the Silom area. Online ordering available.
        Utopia Member Benefit: 15% DISCOUNT.
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    • G's Bangkok (German cuisine) UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2024
        Silom Soi 4 (across from Adam Massage), Utopia Map
        +66 2-632-9513, email

        Friendly, gay-owned German restaurant in the heart of the Patpong nightlife area. German dishes include homemade lentil soup, German sausages, original schintzel and much more. A variety of cordially sorted German beers and international wines to compliment your dining experience.
        Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT and FREE COFFEE after dinner.
        Add your review, comment, or correction

        Comments from Utopians:

        "G's Bangkok has now moved to Silom Soi 4." -- Alexander, Dec 6, 2023

    • O..Ho...Restaurant (Thai and western)
        2/8 Soi Sri Bumphen
        02-286-5292, email

        Located just around the corner from the Malaysia Hotel, 25m down Soi Sri Bumphen. Gay owned and operated, fully licensed restaurant with a la carte menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Air conditioned. Soft background music with mood lighting. Prices are very reasonable with most dishes B$40-220. Open daily 9am until midnight.
        Utopia Member Benefit: 15% DISCOUNT on total evening dinner bills.
        Add your review, comment, or correction

    • Starbucks (coffee and snacks)

    • Sukhothai Hotel (Sunday brunch buffet)

      SUKHUMVIT -- Sukhumvit, Thonglor, Ekkamai

click for our interactive map of the Sukhumvit area

    • Bonjour French Restaurant (fine dining) UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2023

    • Khingklao (Northern Thai cuisine) UTOPIA VERIFIED APR 2018
        61/1 Sukhumvit 22, Utopia Map

        This Lanna style restaurant is a cool oasis in the bustling city -- filled with charming Thai crafts, handsome staff, and an award-winning menu with such hard-to-find specialties as tom yum huablee (banana flower soup), nor oo-a (stuffed bamboo shoot), and khao soy (soft and crispy noodles in a coconut cream broth).
        Add your review, comment, or correction

    • Vega (mixed)
        Sukhumvit 39, Utopia Map
        02-258-8273, 02-662-6471

        A place owned by a group of dees and toms. It's a kind of casual, trendy pub and restaurant. There are usually several tables of lesbians in groups. At night they have live bands and late at night people just get up and dance. Upstairs they have a karaoke room, also.
        Add your review, comment, or correction


    • Kaloang Home Kitchen (seafood and Thai cuisine) UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2023
        Take Sri Ayuttaya Rd all the way to the river, Utopia Map

        Foodie alert! Inexpensive and homey, with attentive service by matronly ladyboys. Popular with gays. Don't miss some of the best examples of Thai specialties served here including yam huablee (banana flower salad), kai pahd medmamuang (fried chicken with dried peppers and cashew nuts), yam tuaploo (crunchy wing bean salad), yam pladookfoo (crispy catfish with sour green mango), and fresh shrimps and fish prepared in a variety of tasty ways. Metro Magazine High Fives Award for their seafood.
        Add your review, comment, or correction

    • Sala Rim Naam (Royal Thai cuisine) UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2024
        Oriental Hotel, 48 Oriental Ave Utopia Map
        Reservations: +66 2-659-9000

        Take the hotel shuttle boat from their private pier inside the Oriemtal (you must be well-dressed to enter the hotel). Superb river-side experience at the world's top hotel. The lunch buffet is cheaper than the evening dinner show and you'll be able to sit by the windows for a gorgeous view of the river.
        Add your review, comment, or correction


Shops and Salons

      CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT -- Silom, Suriwong, Sathorn, Lumphini, Chinatown

    • C&B Gentlemen's Barber UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2023
        37/3 Plaza Bld, Room 215, Patpong Soi 2, Surawong Rd, Bangrak, Utopia Map
        +662 004-7337, email

        Bangkok's premier gay salon, conveniently beside Hot Male Bar, and opposite Dream Boys Bar, just minutes walk from the Saladaeng Sky Train Station. Charming, well-trained staff specialize in treatments ranging from cut and color to foot and facial masseurs who are ready to help you recuperate from jet lag, or get you looking your best for your night on the town. They even have henna tattooing!
        Utopia Member Benefit: 10% discount on regularly priced services.
        Add your review, comment, or correction

    • Diabshop UTOPIA VERIFIED JAN 2024

    • Eros
        3/F Thaniya Plaza, Soi Thaniya, Silom, Utopia Map

        Erotic crafts of Thailand including carvings, paintings and ceramics. Quite a lot of same-sex depictions sprinkled amidst the imaginative and often humorous couplings of humans and creatures.
        Add your review, comment, or correction

    • Excelsior

    • The Legend

    • Savile Row UTOPIA VERIFIED JAN 2018
        118 Suriwongse Rd (inside Rose Hotel), Suriwong, Utopia Map
        02-235-4427, email

        Gay-friendly tailor shop. They have been catering for the international gay community for 20+ years. Reasonable prices on a wide range of quality fabric to choose from. Have your custom tailoring done in 24 hours. Their specialty is fitting large to extra large men. To copy your favorite size or style, just bring it with you. Ask for Aron, the director.
        Utopia Member Benefit: 15% DISCOUNT.
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General Thai Gay & Lesbian Information

Thailand Gay Resource Listings by City or Province:


Arthur & Paul, Phnom Penh's gay men-only resort
Phnom Pehn's gay men-only boutique hotel, spa, pool and restaurant...

QUNCI VILLAS on the tropical island of Lombak
QUNCI VILLAS, a gay-friendly, gay-managed tropical resort on the heavenly island of Lombak, just next to Bali...

Bangkok Pride 2023

At Bangkok Pride 2023 (photo: Amp Puttipong)

Bangkok Pride 2023

At Bangkok Pride 2023 (photo: Siam Pride)

Bangkok Pride 2023

At Bangkok Pride 2023 (photo: Siam Pride)

Bangkok Pride 2023

At Bangkok Pride 2023 (photo: Siam Pride)

Tokyo Rainbow Pride

At Tokyo Rainbow Pride

Cambodia Pride

Dynamic duo at Cambodia Pride

Special photo exhibition by Mark Leighton!


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